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Rancho5000 or 9000

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by sting, Apr 17, 2001.

  1. sting

    sting Registered Member

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    Been reading about velvet ride..got 5000's I was told the 9000 would be better is this true, mostly
    driving on rough streets? Rancho said they would swap them out for $80 and that they are adjustable..
    Got duals up front ....it jars around alot...
     
  2. SlyDog

    SlyDog 1/2 ton status

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    I've heard people like 9000's alot better then the 5's.

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  3. sting

    sting Registered Member

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    I think ill give them a shot thanks fo the reply
     
  4. SlyDog

    SlyDog 1/2 ton status

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    Anytime dude

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  5. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    go with the 9000 you will be happy with them

    77blazer see it at<A target="_blank" HREF=http://community.webshots.com/user/ssmith6333>http://community.webshots.com/user/ssmith6333</A>[​IMG]
     
  6. 90K5

    90K5 1/2 ton status

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    I have RS9000s and love them. Dont bother with the duals in the front, you only need one unless your a baja racer. BTW - I have the front 2 off my K5 for sale, only had them on for about 2-3 months, they are RS9118's they fit the front mount that is closer to the fron of the truck, the more upright one. I have a 3" lift. They measure 14" compressed and 22" extended. Let me know if you are interested.

    90K5

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    Triaged 1/2 ton status

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    I have a set of 4 rs5000 on mine right now (4" lift w/ blocks). The ride SUCKS! If you don't mind the money and want a good shock buy Bilstein's. They are a mono-tube (the piston is as big as the outside of the shock) not a double-tube like Ranchos (the piston is about half the diameter of the outside). They soften up when you hit a big bump to make you feel it less (and keep the tire on the road) and are stiffer for everything slower (unlike ranchos that do the opposit). The new Edelbrock's are just a cheeper copie of the Bilstein's if you want a good shock for a little cheeper.

    '71 Blazer CST with alot of rust
     
  8. Blazer79

    Blazer79 1/2 ton status

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    You could buy Edelbrocks too. I love mine.

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  9. Waxer

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    I run the 5012's on my K5 that has ORD Shackle flip in rear w/86 K5 Springs and 4" Tuff Country EZ ride springs up front, ORD Shackles, and Greasable bolts w/poly bushings all around. Mine rides like a dream, nice and soft, flexy as all hell and btw, mine is a 74 K5. I highly recommend the 5k's, I ran the 9k previously and never adjusted them so I feel its something that can me done w/o.

    People complaining about the 5k's being to hard, I'd look at your springs as the culprit as mine are nice and soft as I stated above.
     
  10. Blazer1970

    Blazer1970 1/2 ton status

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    I agree with Waxer. I put 5000s on my Blazer, and the ride is soft as anything. I can't see how people consider them a stiff shock. Shock threads are a lot like tire threads. LOL

    Tim

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  11. CaptCrunch

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    5000's are very stiff... but they just don't seem to fit on road really good... they also aren't really good offroad either... kinda in the middle. I would definetly say Blits, 9000's, or Trailmaster SSV's... those are my choices right now... possibly the new BDS shocks, but haven't seen them yet.

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  12. 1990K5

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    i agree with waxer i took my 9000s off last week and went w/5012s, i have 6in skyjackers in front and a 5.5in flip in the rear, mine rides kick ass (damn near too flexy but i like it) i wont miss those 9000s at all
     
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    you boys saying that 5000s are too stiff have a spring problem not a shock problem. anyone who dissagrees is welcome to take my k5 for a sipn!
     
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    A stiff ride really is a spring problem. I put my lift on and ran it without front shocks for a week. It really wasn't that bad, just bounced a lot. I have a TC lift, so that helped, but really the culprit for a rough ride is stiff springs.

    90K5

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    ScoobyDann 1/2 ton status

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    Are the 5012's the same thing as the 9012's only there not adjustable?

    Not all Rednecks drive ugly trucks---umm, nevermind <A target="_blank" HREF=http://jimjim.coloradok5.com>http://jimjim.coloradok5.com</A>
     
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    90K5 1/2 ton status

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    My guess would be yes.

    90K5

    See my truck at <A target="_blank" HREF=http://albums.photopoint.com/j/Albumindex?u=1329584&a=9886502>http://albums.photopoint.com/j/Albumindex?u=1329584&a=9886502</A>
     

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